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POMHAM ROCKS LIGHT (OLD)

State: RHODE ISLAND
Location: PROVIDENCE RIVER
Nearest City: EAST PROVIDENCE
County: PROVIDENCE
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1871


Pomham Rocks Light (Old)
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1974
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN & RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON SQUARE HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1871
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1974
  • Height of Focal Plane: 54
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL SIXTH ORDER LENS REPLACED WITH FOURTH ORDER IN 1939; FOURTH ORDER NOW ON DISPLAY AT CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM, NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1974
  • Type: SKELETAL
  • Tower Height:
  • Height of Focal Plane:
  • Current Optic: Year Installed:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL/SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: SECOND EMPIRE INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER (OLD TOWER) / U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79000001
Name of Listing: POMHAM ROCKS LIGHT STATION (LIGHTHOUSES OF RHODE ISLAND TR)
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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